Editorial Director for The Grow Network

The Job —  Editorial Director for The Grow Network

Location —  Telecommute

Job Responsibilities —  From the Problogger job posting:

  • Building and maintaining a relationship with our email subscriber list by sending them useful information related to growing food, natural health, and homesteading between 2 and 3 times per week.
  • Working in partnership with our founder, Marjory Wildcraft, our Marketing Director, and our Affiliate Manager to establish and rollout a joint editorial and marketing calendar.
  • Recruiting, motivating, and managing writers (a.k.a. our “JV Bloggers”); assigning topics, receiving articles, providing feedback, and preparing incoming content for publication (editing, polishing, proofreading).
  • Preparing newsletters for email distribution via Maropost.
  • Uploading articles & content to our WordPress site.
  • Managing the delivery our monthly paid subscription newsletter & webinar. (Delivered via our private website.)
  • Managing topic experts (not always professional writers) contracted to create information products – books, guides, reports, courses – to ensure timely delivery of the product.
  • Editing and laying out reports, guides, courses, etc. for distribution (in both print and digital formats).
  • Researching and writing original content.
  • Creating and maintaining a company style guide.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • A passion for homegrown food and good health. (You have a garden, or perhaps chickens – you are producing some of your own food, in some way).
  • At least 5 years of full-time experience editing content for digital/web distribution.
  • Significant experience wrangling teams of writers.
  • Experience editing both short copy (articles 500 words or less) as well as books, guides, courses, or reports that exceed 50+ pages. Bonus points if you’ve edited anything longer than 200+ pages.
  • Significant experience managing an editorial calendar in a fast-paced environment with a high number of monthly deliverables.
  • A writing style that is warm, personal, and engaging.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress.
  • Experience using an email marketing solution like Maropost.
  • Ability to set your own ambitious goals and hit self-imposed deadlines without someone looking over your shoulder.
  • Additional nice-to-have skills include working knowledge of InDesign, InfusionSoft, HTML & CSS, Basecamp, Amazon S3, and Highrise.

Schedule —  Full time, flexible.

Employee or Contract — Contract (W-9)

Compensation — Not advertised.

Benefits — None advertised.

More Information — Review and apply via Problogger.